King of the CruiseSophie Dros

Baron Ronald Busch Reisinger from Inneryne - please call him Ronnie - spends his days on luxury cruises. Wearing a kilt and cloak, he tells everyone who will listen (or not) his amazing stories. About his castle in Scotland, or about the time he fell from an elephant playing polo. A tragicomic anti-hero that you will never forget.

Scottish baron Ronald Reisinger is a unique character. Full of stories, very present, eccentric, almost a caricature. He is addicted to luxury cruises and appears to have the time of his life there. But when prize-winning documentary maker Sophie Dros visits him in his cabin, she meets an individual desperately seeking recognition and connection. Material prosperity, in his case, has led to immense loneliness. The only comfort he has is occasionally meeting like-minded people on his cruises. Whether his incredible stories have any truth to them, is not Dros’s concern. With visual flair and through inventive editing, she manages to create an eye-catching picture that perfectly reflects the ambiguity of her protagonist. The flip side of the medal. And perhaps the most special of all: it turns out there is a lot to recognize in a man who seems so different.

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Dutch spoken or subtitled Remarkable stories Mildly comical

This screening will be preceeded by the short documentary

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Corina Schwingruber Ilic Zwitserland 10 min.

Op een cruiseschip is entertainment genoeg om je een hele vakantie te vermaken. Zonnebaden, gymnastiek op het dek, een all-you-can-eat buffet. Entertainment 24/7. Honderden mensen met een een parallelle vakantiebeleving. Samen en toch alleen zitten ze allemaal in hetzelfde schuitje.

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DOCVILLE is uitgesteld tot 23/9-1/10/2020. Meer info snel


Directed by Sophie Dros
The Netherlands
2019 74 min.
Russian, English
Subtitles: Dutch




Sophie Dros


Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Gijs Kerbosch, Roel Oude Nijhuis, Gijs Determeijer

Production company



Boas van Milligen Bielke


Erik ten Brinke


Thomas Goralski

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